UTRF’s Commercialization Analyst Program Opens Doors to Diverse Careers

  What opportunity integrates science, business, law, and entrepreneurship? UTRF’s Commercialization Analyst Program. This unique program provides qualified graduate students with hands-on experience in the commercialization of intellectual property. Students work together with the UTRF licensing staff to aid in the evaluation, marketing, and licensing of innovative technologies developed across all campuses of the University… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego

A Tenacious Search for a Mastitis Vaccine Assistant Professor of Animal Science Oudessa Kerro Dego is on the cusp of developing a groundbreaking effective vaccine to control mastitis in farm animals, especially dairy cattle. Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is one of the most common diseases of dairy cattle, mainly caused by Staphylococcus,… Read More

Greener Pastures at UT’s Beef and Forage Center

In search of greener pastures? Look no further than the University of Tennessee’s Beef and Forage Center. Gary Bates, professor and director of the UT Beef and Forage Center, and David McIntosh, coordinator of the Beef and Forage Center, have developed an improved, hardy foraging crop. Nearly every type of livestock grazes on a grass… Read More